Roger Federer def. Kei Nishikori RECAP
Federer has reviewed speed control all over Wimbledon in 2019 and defeated Matteo Berrettini in just over an hour, but was not successful in the opening exchanges against Nishikori.
And the 29-year-old took advantage when he won the first set with a potential surprise.
Federer quickly regained his serenity in the second set before finishing Nishikori's fighting spirit with the deciding third.  Nishikori frustrated Federer in the fourth game before finally pausing late before playing a potential semi-final with Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer returned from defeat to defeat Kei Nishikori
Roger Federer fights back with a 2-1 lead
Roger Federer beats Kei Nishikori RECAP
* denotes the previous server
GAME, SET, MATCH – Federer beats Nishikori
Federer * 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-4 Nishikori
What a way to see the match! Absolutely brilliant from the world No. 3.
Now to Rafael Nadal, to see if he can reach the semi-finals for a sensational match.
Federer 4-6 6-1 6 -4 5-4 Nishikori *
The chance Federer has been waiting for. Two breakpoint options.
He misses the first and immediately turns around and shakes his head. And he gets it!
Federer * 4-6 6-1 6-4 4-4 Nishikori
Little chance for Nishikori on serving Federer at 30-30, but he sends a long to the crowd's frustration before Federer stops.
Federer 4-6 6-1 6-4 3-4 Nishikori *
Federer starts to look a bit frustrated that he can not get a breakthrough. He also had a terrible record with his challenges in this game. The Japanese star stops and could hope for a tiebreak here.
Federer * 4-6 6 – 1 6-4 3-3 Nishikori
Nishikori has a good serve, but he has to find something in Federer's official game to give himself a chance.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion is still no break in this fourth set.
Federer 4-6 6-1 6-4 2-3 Nishikori *
Two quick breakpoints for Federer, but Nishikori continues to fight to hold on to the serve He does not back down here, but it's a similar pattern to the third set.
Federer * 4-6 6-1 6-4 2-2 Nishikori
Completely inexorable by Federer, who is currently destroying Nishikori's spirit in every game, still including Nishikori …
Federer 4-6 6-1 6-4 1-2 Nishikori *
Federer with a breakpoint chance asNishikori sends you into the net. He can not make it, that the 29-year-old holds at some point. This is a foregone conclusion now.
Federer * 4-6 6-1 6-4 1-1 Nishikori
No trouble for Federer.
Federer 4-6 6-1 6-4 0-1 Nishikori *
Federer immediately has a chance to break, but Nishikori fights well to hold on. The 29-year-old's head failed when he lost two sets.
FEDERER WINS THIRD SET
Federer * 4-6 6-1 6-4 Nishikori
And he gave it all! Breakpoint for Nishikori as he gets pretty happy with a forehand winner who goes into the net.
But he sends his return immediately and wishes Deuce missed his chance. Federer misses his chance at the setpoint. But he makes no mistake when he took the lead in the second time 2-1.
Federer 4-6 6-1 5-4 Nishikori *
Nishikori forced Federer to serve for the set. I feel like it's all or nothing for the 29-year-old here.
Federer * 4-6 6-1 5-3 Nishikori
No question about consolidating the break for Federer. Love service game to 2: 1 lead.
Roger Federer looked cheered when he took the second set to tie the match
Federer 4-6 6-1 4-3 Nishikori *
It was inevitable how the third set went, but Federer has two breakpoint opportunities when Nishikori sends one into the net.
Nail biting rally as Nishikori saves one, but a 110 mph ace saves the second to start a duel. A third break opportunity follows, but Federer sends his next shot over his opponent's baseline.
Federer refuses to repress Nishikori's serve and feel blood, taking his fourth opportunity, this time using it.
Federer * 4-6 6-1 3-3 Nishikori
Easily win once for Federer. The 37-year-old really takes control of every point of his serve.
Federer 4-6 6-1 2-3 Nishikori *
Another small break for the 20-time Grand Slam Champion, but Nishikori beats back. Well positioned at the moment.
Federer * 4-6 6-1 2-2 Nishikori
Nishikori shows that with a strong forehand winner, he is far from stepping out of the competition, but goes too far his next one is Federer.
Federer's service games are definitely ending faster than Nishikori's.
Federer 4-6 6-1 1-2 Nishikori *
Another little break for Federer. Nishikori has to find something special here to get the Swiss star off his back.
A point-perfect serve in the corner is a good start, and it holds up to 30. Get the feeling who wins this set will go on and win the match.
Federer * 4-6 6-1 1-1 Nishikori
Federer now eliminates the casual flaws from the opening movement, making Nishikori's life even more difficult.
Straight Forward Grip for the World No. 3.
Federer 4-6 6-1 0-1 Nishikori *
All the confidence to win the first set now seems against Nishikori to turn. Federer dictates points as he takes on a 0-30 lead.
The 29-year-old fights back to 40-30, but there follows an epic rally in which Federer takes the lead before hitting an unstoppable backhand cross-court to the breakpoint. Nishikori saves it with an ace.
Back and forth before Nishikori finally stops.
FEDERER WINS SECOND SET
Federer * 4-6 6-1 Nishikori
Well, that was more than we expected from Federer! A draw with a volley in the net and undoubtedly with the third place.
Roger Federer got off to a slow start as Kei Nishikori took over a set lead
Federer 4-6 5-1 Nishikori *
Nishikori now offers Federer the opportunity when the 37-year-old takes a 0-30 lead after a forehand net to give Federer two break points.
And Federer only needs one! Nishikori shoots again off. Federer in action.
Federer * 4-6 4-1 Nishikori  Federer gives Nishikori no chance to get back into the set and shows the game 117 miles an hour for a love service game. Nishikori *
Nishikori will be happy to remove this game from the path. Some solid hits from the Japanese star, but Federer begins to find his rhythm.
Federer * 4-6 3-0 Nishikori
And Federer consolidates his break. Nerve test for Nishikori now, as he swings in favor of the 20-time Grand Slam master.
Federer 4-6 2-0 Nishikori *
Federer immediately jumps to a 0-30 lead as Nishikori races over the baseline before a forehand goes down the line.
A long backhand from Nishikori brings three breakpoints for Federer … and he only needs one! Breathtaking forehand across the board and out of reach of Nishikori.
Federer * 4-6 1-0 Nishikori
Federer needed this to start the second movement. A relatively comfortable service game.
NISHIKORI WINS THE FIRST SET
Federer 4-6 Nishikori *
Nishikori's great start at an early 30-0 lead. Federer struggles to raise the level, but the Japanese star shoots a neat drop to reach the match point.
And he takes it! Wow what a Nishikori opening there. Could be a big mess on the cards of the center court.
Kei Nishikori fought past Mikhail Kukushkin to reach the quarter-finals
Federer 4-5 Nishikori *
Federer Nishikori has a fine service game by the eight-time Wimbledon champion about you Nishikori.
Federer * 3-5 Nishikori
Nishikori previously looked calm and gathered there without him the opportunity reached him.
But Federer fights back to fetch him Two with another beautiful backhand Nishikori retaliates with a rare ace, but Federer is unwilling to let go of this ace as he dictates the game before he does a volley just over the net wi However, Federer can not capitalize, because he makes another unforced mistake. Nishikori only one game away from the first set.
Federer * 3-4 Nishikori
Undoubtedly the two best backhand players in tennis who are currently exchanging blows for some pretty intense rallies. Federer with a comfortable grip there. Ultimate game for Nishikori surfacing here.
Federer 2-4 Nishikori *
Nishikori wants to retake his lead in two games with a drop-shot, but misses just barely. The 29-year-old sends then a backhand in the net to achieve a double pass.
And Federer on his first opportunity to break with a fierce volley on the net. Federer looks up to the sky as a Nishikori winner flies past him after a net fight. Deuce.
What a shot of Nishikori to exploit him! Places a pinpoint backhand in the left corner and a long Federer forehand passes the game to his opponent.
Federer * 2-3 Nishikori
The 20-time Grand Slam champion still does not quite see what he showed in the opening laps at Wimbledon.
Another double mistake brings Deuce and a small chance for Nishikori. But the 37-year-old keeps in one. Nishikori looks great here so far.
Federer 1-3 Nishikori *
Federer now looks into the groove as he takes a little break. But Nishikori with a good shot placement to keep his opponent behind and he stops.
Federer * 1-2 Nishikori
Double fault for Federer, a forehand of Nishikori and a The long backhand from the world No. 3 hands the 29-year-old immediately three more breakpoints.
He saves them all and it looks like he needed them to wake him up a bit. Possibly stops to get his first game on board.
Federer 0-2 Nishikori *
Moans from the crowd as Federer misinterprets a rebound on the line and sends him long and wide to Nishikori for a 40-0 lead. React immediately with two brand backhand winners.
However, he can not repeat the success of his two previous points, as Nishikori says. Somewhat rusty from the starting number 2.
Federer * 0-1 Nishikori
A small break for Nishikori when Federer sent a forehand wide. And Seed # 8 follows with an amazing return to show two immediate break points.
And Nishikori lets it stay! Huge start for the Japanese star.
15:35: Now the players are in the center court to receive the enthusiastic applause of Wimbledon fans Again, Nishikori, but it is It's always clear who gets the most support when Federer is in action.
15:25: Comes out boy and girl, which means the players are about to follow Court is outraged Excitement about it.
15:15: The incredible statistics being passed this morning is that Nadal, Djokovic and Federer reached the semifinals at Wimbledon only that same year – 12 years ago in the year 2007.
Djokovic has already booked his place while Tenni sfans around the world hoping that Federer and Nadal will progress on Friday with a possible blockbuster semi-final on the horizon.
15:08 clock: Djokovic routinely wins there to reach another semi-final! He will face either Pella or Agut. But now we are a moment away from Federer against Nishikori.
3:00 pm: Hello and welcome to Express Sports Live Blog for this fascinating quarterfinal match between Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori.
Nishikori has an above-average record against former number 1, who won three of her ten competitions. The Japanese No. 8 won their last match at the 2018 ATP Tour Final, which will not be an easy task for Federer.
The match follows Novak Djokovic's conclusion against David Goffin, where the Serb faces two games before reaching the semifinals.
Be curious about the latest updates with Federer, who will soon enter the Center Court.